PRESIDENT Donald Trump called CNN "dumb bast**ds" during his campaign rally in Arizona on Monday.
Trump claimed the news network is only covering the coronavirus pandemic to try to prevent Americans from voting in the election.
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"You turn on CNN that's all they cover," Trump said. "Covid, Covid pandemic, Covid."
"They're trying to talk everybody out of voting. They're not buying it, CNN, you dumb bast**rds."
Trump went on to say that "all" CNN host Chris Cuomo, who was diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this year, talks about is Covid.
"I'm not sure he had it," the president alleged. "Only time his ratings were up was when he had Covid."
Trump explained to the crowd of his supporters that he was also diagnosed with Covid.
"Well I had it and they say, 'You're not gonna catch it again,' and that's OK with me."
The president claimed CNN employees "were happy when they heard" he had the deadly virus.
He said commentators said that Trump "looks better now than he did before" — adding to the crowd he wasn't sure if it was a compliment.
Trump went on to say he's planning to make regeneron — the drug that he claims cured his coronavirus — "available for everybody for free."
Earlier on Monday, Trump ripped Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason as a "criminal" for not reporting on Joe and Hunter Biden.
"He's been a criminal for a long time. And you're a criminal – and the media – for not reporting it," Trump told Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason.
Trump appeared to single out Mason, who works for Reuters, for not covering the story – but it appears that Reuters did, in fact, cover it.
Trump's remarks came after he had been asked by journalists why his "campaign strategy seems to be to call Biden a criminal."
"He got caught, read his laptop," Trump said of Biden's son, Hunter Biden.
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